In line with the daily announcement of the proposed closure of the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight of Friday 19th, to midnight of Sunday 21st February, 2021, the total closure of the bridge has commenced last night.
According to the release of the closure earlier signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, he mentioned that the bridge will be shut off completely from vehicular movement to enable the contractor to set the expansion joint concrete without vibrations caused by vehicular movement in order to achieve the desired strength of the concrete.
He also said that the concrete would require between three to four days to set in before the preparations to finally re-open the entire bridge to traffic, adding that the casting was also slated for weekend to reduce traffic congestion along the axis for motorists.
The Commissioner advised Motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes, while Iyana Oworoshoki-bound traffic from Lagos-Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba are enjoined to use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.
Oladeinde assured that Traffic Management Personnel have been deployed along the affected routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments during the closure.
Commending Lagosians for their patience and cooperation towards developing the State, the Commissioner affirmed that the projects are in line with the actualisation of the Smart City vision.